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Two men were hospitalized following two separate shootings last night in Montreal

Despite the SPVM's efforts to combat gun violence and trafficking in Montreal, crimes relating to gun use continue to rise.

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Late Wednesday evening, gunshots were heard in Montreal's Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie borough.

Montreal police received a 911 call around 10:30 p.m. about the matter. When police officers arrived on the scene, SPVM spokesperson Raphael Bergeron said gun shells were found in the area.

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In the midst of all the concerns involving the rise in gun violence in Montreal, the Sûreté du Québec faced a troubling situation this weekend regarding a missing weapon.

A service firearm seems to have disappeared from one of the Quebec police stations on Saturday, January 15, and since then, a major investigation has been underway to try to shed light on this incident, which remains unsolved as of the time of publication.

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It has become very clear that gun violence in Montreal is on the rise. And in the most recent occurrence regarding firearms in the city, a man in his 30s was found dead with gunshot wounds on this body Sunday afternoon.

Just after 12 p.m., this man's dead body was located on the ground near a vehicle in the Rivière-des-Prairies borough, SPVM spokesperson Caroline Chèvrefils said.

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Early Thursday morning, on August 12, around 2:15 a.m., the SPVM received a 911 call about gunshots in downtown Montreal.

The incident took place on rue Beaudry, near rue Ontario, at an apartment building.

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Political leaders in Quebec have spoken out about the shooting in Montreal on Monday, August 2. Three people were killed and two others were injured.

Premier François Legault and Minister of Public Security and Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault both referred to the incident as "worrying," while Mayor Valérie Plante added that "gun violence must stop."

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